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    Hey guys,

    just took the floyd off my EVH EBMM to replace the block with a brass big block for better sustain and I noticed there is a hole in the body directly under where the floyd sits. I have taken many guitars down over the years but never have I seen this hole on any other bodys. It is not noticable obviously when the floyd is on the guitar but does anyone know why EBMM would have put this hole in the body under the floyd? Just never seen it before but then again this is the first EVH EBMM I have removed the bridge on to replace the block.



    I replaced the block and the guitar sounds fantastic BTW



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    Guide hole for their router?

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    maybe but I have never seen them before. There was not one on my axis when I removed the bridge to put a big block on. Maybe something they did with the EVH's? It definately looks like a factory hole though.

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    been surfing the EB forums and found a bunch of pics of bodys with the bridges removed for block upgrades and all the EVH and some of the other EBMM models all seem to have this exact same hole under the bridge so I know it is a factory hole. Have not found anyone that knows exactly what its for yet though but at least I know its supposed to be there.

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    Maybe that's where the tone hides after it's been chased for so long?

    I'd bet it's a set-up hole of some sort or for a gage to quickly determine proper alignment/size of other feaqtures on that face of the body.
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    Weird ... I've never seen that before.
    I do notice that it's positioned directly on the center line so maybe it was used for some sort of jig (just a guess).

    Beautiful guitar btw.

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    Yeah it is positioned exactly where you said Dino. You may be right too. Like I said the others seem to have it too on the EBMM forums so its definately a factory hole.
    Yes it is a beauty of a guitar too. Jammed on it for a while last night. Nice neck and the block adds some nice sustain too.
    Thanks again bro. I love it.

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    Just spoke with a tech from EBMM. I guess I'm going to answer my own question buts that's ok as maybe others have wondered what this was. The guys says some of the EBMM body's have this hole for the buffing machine when the body is processing through the factory and the machine holds the body via this hole during the machine buffing process. Learn something new every day I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150rob View Post
    Just spoke with a tech from EBMM. I guess I'm going to answer my own question buts that's ok as maybe others have wondered what this was. The guys says some of the EBMM body's have this hole for the buffing machine when the body is processing through the factory and the machine holds the body via this hole during the machine buffing process. Learn something new every day I guess.

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    Interesting.
    Thanks for the education.

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    Cool! I thought it was something like that, either a CNC locating hole, or bridge template alignment point. You should take a look under the pick guard of a modern Strat! Yikes! Lotsa holes!

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    Mine has the hole too.
    Never thought about it though.
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    damn, wish I could find a nice amber evh music man

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    there was just one on the bay last weekend. Think it went for 2100

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150rob View Post
    there was just one on the bay last weekend. Think it went for 2100
    You sure??? I've been looking there almost every week!

    One of the things I will try to get next time I'm on the US...

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